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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #150 on: November 07, 2013, 07:24:40 am »
Someone asks me that- Because if I didn't I be naked?
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #151 on: November 11, 2013, 05:39:46 pm »
Here, in this small country town, I'm constantly approached and questioned about my attire, my ethnicity, where i originated from, etc. My response to this particular question would flatly be, "you sayin i should lollygag about naked?!"

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #152 on: November 25, 2013, 03:15:16 pm »
"Because I like it."
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Re: if a person ask why do you wear that? [what shall u replie]
« Reply #153 on: November 28, 2013, 07:20:26 pm »
I have been asked why I had goggles around my neck. I simply told them that at high altitudes when piloting an airship the wind can render you pretty much blind and wearing them allows me to better spot fat merchant ships coming from the colonies. I explained how The Isabella was tethered not far away and was undergoing repairs after we were ambushed by Imperial ships and I was looking for new crew as many had been lost after she took a hit to the fo'c'sle. I then asked them if they were willing to join my crew as deck hands...

That's perfect! If you don't mind me using your idea, I would love to use that (modified for my own craft and situation, of course) for an answer.
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #154 on: January 12, 2014, 03:34:30 pm »
a random person out of the blue walks up to you and ask. why do you wear goggles? what would you replie?

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #155 on: January 29, 2014, 05:04:33 pm »
I mostly receive compliments on my attire, others expect me to be in a play, everyone else is too shocked to ask.

I confused a passport inspector at the Eurostar wearing my flying gear once. He stared at my passport photo, then at my goggles, then at my ticket, and finally said, "Are you sure you're in the right place?"

That made a nice change from the usual "Where's your plane, Biggles?", which I've never found a really satisfying response to.

My favourite was a woman who stopped in the middle of the road, regardless of oncoming traffic, staring after me with a look of horror and possibly outrage. She didn't say a word, just watched me pass, as though she had been turned to stone. Tight lacing is an uncommon sight these days, I suppose she was unprepared for it.
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #156 on: January 29, 2014, 06:36:16 pm »
When not 'dressed to the nines' I tend to walk around in shorts and a t-shirt - yes even in winter - as I don't feel the cold.

Always being asked what I consider the most ridiculous question ever to ask someone who looks to be quite happily walking around in such clothes...

"Aren't you cold?"

I have to bite my tongue and say that I am fine, thank you. When I want to say "If I was cold, I would wear more clothes. Don't you think?"
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #157 on: February 01, 2014, 06:01:28 pm »
I imagine I shall be getting plenty of 'Biggles' comments over the next few years!
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Re: if a person ask why do you wear that? [what shall u replie]
« Reply #158 on: February 14, 2014, 04:20:19 pm »
I usually reply, "Would you have talked to me otherwise?"

It's quicker than explaining what Steampunk is or going into a long explanation of how time travel creates a blinding light, for which I need the goggles to protect my eyes...
i was going to write a reply but yours is way better.....
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #159 on: February 15, 2014, 07:48:32 pm »
I usually use the 'blinding light' explanation and it never fails to get a larff.

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #161 on: March 02, 2014, 08:37:38 pm »
"Well in case I fall dead for some reason I want to be dressed in my finest"

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"My Sweat pants and T-Shirt are at the Cleaners and all I had that was clean is this"
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #162 on: April 28, 2014, 01:44:41 am »
I get harassed often, as people aren't particularly used to seeing a 53-year-old man wearing goggles, bowler hats and the like. They are very rude and I never know how to respond! What do I tell those who don't understand?

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #163 on: April 28, 2014, 04:11:30 pm »
I get harassed often, as people aren't particularly used to seeing a 53-year-old man wearing goggles, bowler hats and the like. They are very rude and I never know how to respond! What do I tell those who don't understand?

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #164 on: May 10, 2014, 08:31:49 pm »
Because i like to i like to where tweed. . . .
and what are you wearing some sort new Penal uniform?

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #165 on: May 15, 2014, 05:59:23 pm »
My personal favorite is to say "Why not?" I also like to say "Because I like it." or "Well I don't think it's legal to be naked in public."

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #166 on: May 15, 2014, 07:00:14 pm »
I was once asked by a fellow in a long billowy T-shirt "Why the hell I was wearing what I was." My response? "Why are you wearing a dress?"

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #167 on: May 15, 2014, 08:30:00 pm »
"I'm just Peacocking."
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #168 on: August 13, 2014, 11:34:31 am »
I wear it cause i have it, if you want me to wear something else give it to me but in a very polite manner ;D

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #169 on: September 04, 2014, 05:55:09 am »
As many have said, 'because it makes me happy' is quite a good one.

Out here in the Colonies, Mrs Hudson (the younger) and I encounter two basic reactions to our splendidity.  One is sheer joy; the other is 'I'm too cool for this, nothing to see here'.
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #170 on: October 12, 2014, 06:20:52 pm »
My flying goggles only come out if I'm actually flying something with an open cockpit, but apart from that I tend to dress like the whole aviator archetype. If asked, I just tell them it's because I'm a pilot and as such I am driven by my ego to tell everyone that I am a pilot and this is best achieved by getting them to ask why I wear a flying jacket in middle of summer.

Basically, I'm like an anglerfish.

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #171 on: October 19, 2014, 03:31:14 am »
How about this response if you wanted to start a ruckus-

"Gee, I guess I missed the memo that it was "dress like a scrub with no self-respect" day."

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #172 on: December 10, 2014, 03:52:28 pm »
I still like "why do you not?" as a response. :)
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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #173 on: December 10, 2014, 06:48:55 pm »
"Why are you dressed like that?"

"What?  These rags?  I dunno, I found 'em in ur mom's closet.  She let me keep 'em after I banged her." >shrugs<

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Re: If someone asks 'Why do you wear that?', what do you reply?
« Reply #174 on: December 13, 2014, 11:15:38 pm »
"Why are you dressed like that?"

"What?  These rags?  I dunno, I found 'em in ur mom's closet.  She let me keep 'em after I banged her." >shrugs<

 I shall  be using this one ;)